(Cleveland) - Former Tribe slugger Andre Thornton, a four-time All-Star and Indians Hall of Famer, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game tonight.

Thornton calls it "an honor and a privilege" to participate. He calls it an exciting night for Cleveland.

As for advice for the players? Thornton says they should "keep doing what you're doing". Thornton admits none of the teams he played on made it to this level.

Thorton thinks it's a resilient team that plays well together, even when times got tough.

Thornton talked about the honor and the 2013 Indians with WTAM's Darren Toms:

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